Pulmonary Medicine, Regenerative Medicine, and Sleep Specialists located in Mid Wood, Brooklyn, NY & Queens, Jamaica, NY

Sleep problems like insomnia and sleep apnea can cause serious health problems, including not only dangerous daytime drowsiness but heart problems and stroke. At Soni Medical, Prabhat Soni, MD, and the team offer full-scale testing and treatment for sleep problems. Learn how you can rest easy again by visiting the office in the Midwood neighborhood of Brooklyn or the Jamaica area in Queens. Use the online booking tool or call either New York City office for an appointment now.

Insomnia Q & A

Insomnia means you have trouble going to sleep and/or staying asleep. Around 30-35% of Americans struggle with insomnia.

Insomnia symptoms can go beyond tossing and turning. You can also have:

  • Chronic headaches
  • Daytime drowsiness
  • Concentration problems
  • Persistent anxiety

Other serious problems can also develop if you suffer from insomnia.

Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder in which you have many breathing interruptions during the night. You can stop breathing as many as 30 times every hour, with each episode lasting anywhere from a couple of seconds to a few minutes.

Most sleep apnea sufferers snore loudly and/or make choking noises while they sleep. Insomnia and overall poor sleep quality are common issues for sleep apnea sufferers.

The main types of sleep apnea are:

Airway obstruction causes OSA. Usually, this means that your throat muscles and tongue collapse over your airway to prevent adequate airflow.

CSA starts in the brain. This condition has similar symptoms to OSA, but the reason you stop breathing is because your brain signals to your throat muscles aren’t working properly.

Some patients also have mixed sleep apnea, in which both OSA and CSA occur.

The Soni Medical team uses a variety of diagnostic tests to identify sleep disorders and their underlying causes. You may have:

  • In-office sleep studies
  • Home sleep studies
  • Pulmonary function test
  • Pulmonary exercise test

Soni Medical tailors your testing and treatment to your particular sleep disorder.

Insomnia treatments can include nonmedical solutions like:

  • Behavioral changes
  • Relaxation exercises
  • Sleep restriction
  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy

In some cases, patients may need prescription medication like melatonin receptor agonists, benzodiazepines, non-benzodiazepine hypnotics, or antidepressants for insomnia.


Soni Medical, Brooklyn, NY

Soni Medical, Brooklyn, NY

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